Punjab government gives nod to sell surplus power

Chandigarh/May 10
Punjab government on Friday have approval to State Power Corporation to sell surplus power that will generated from upcoming thermal plants to other Indian states.
Punjab’s Chief Minister Prakash Singh today decided to give nod for to setup a separate power trading company to sell the surplus power that is likely to be generated from the upcoming thermal plants in the state.
Badal directed the Chairman of the PSPCL KD Chaudhri to work out the modalities for establishing the power trading company so that it could be in place positively by September end this.
Meanwhile, Chaudhri informed Badal that the corporation had already prepared a plan in consultation with Principal Secretary Power Anirudh Tiwari and assured the Chief Minister to meet the deadline for setting up of power trading company as it was a highly professionalized and technical task to be undertaken with due care and deliberation by hiring the services of financial experts and technocrats.
Badal said that he would soon take up the matter with Ministry of Coal, Government of India to ensure uninterrupted power generation at Rajpura thermal plant by providing coal supply for the power generation.
Badal also officials to further explore other options for importing coal to ensure timely power generation and said that the thermal plant at Rajpura will be made operational on its schedule.